The Friends of Congress Square Park

The park in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine
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In the Square events

kick off in May!

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of events coming your way this summer featuring Portland’s best artists, musicians, storytellers, filmmakers and performers!

Check back in April for our full event calendar

The Friends of Congress Square Park

2015 In the Square Events

Thank you to all the artists and organizers who submitted programming ideas for the 2015 In the Square event season!  It’s going to be a fun-filled summer with music, films, dancing, art interactions, and more!  Stay tuned for our event calendar coming out soon…

It still feels cold out there, but we promise that spring is coming… tables & chairs will be back in the park on May 1st!

Want to volunteer this season at events or other park activities?  Contact us at

Please Note: If you are interested in organizing an event in the park independently, we encourage you to contact the Public Services Event Office directly to get an event permit application.


!Free WiFi in the Park!

Where is Congress Square?

Located at the crossroads of Congress Street and High Street, Congress Square Park is one of the most visible of Portland, Maine’s parks.

Congress Square Park has long been a hub of outdoor arts activities ever since its inception. As Portland’s only park with a landscaped amphitheater-performance stage and its location directly across from the Portland Museum of Art, Congress Square Park proudly bears the distinction as The Heart of the Arts District.

map of downtown Portland Maine, featuring the heart of the arts district, Congress Square Park

Map from the City of Portland Vision Statement: A Plan for the Arts District.